Soup and Salad
Alright.. now on to the good stuff. Today was awesome because, well #1 I've started my first blog and already got some comments but also because I had a success as well as a spectacular failure today.
So since I have gone 100% here, my main source of food throughout the day was to just make a big ole raw soup. Since I am pretty new to this whole thing I haven't really mastered the recipe's. All I know is I'm putting some good stuff in there, add some salt, heat it a little, and you're good to go.
Now I know that I should really eat everything right as I prepare it, but I did hear on some interview (I forgot whom) saying that because raw smoothies retain all the fiber, for some reason they don't oxidize as fast and can be kept for a while. So I've been applying this logic to my soups. So far so good, that is until I got home today. I opened up my thermos and the lid seemed a little jammed, so I really gave it a twist. And BAMM!! a of puree of: brocolli, celery, squash, baby boc choy and soaked sunflower seeds exploded all over me. and there I was standing in disbelief with a thermos in my hand that was smoking like some sort of cannon.
So yea... rather then try to make too much sense of the whole ordeal, I think I'm just going to take this a sign and make sure to eat my soups within the first few hours, even if they are in an airtight thermos. Although, I do have striking suspicion that it may have something to do with the sunflower seeds since today was the first time I used those instead of an avocado like I usually do. In any case my consensus is that keeping raw vegetables warm in a sealed container = fermentation.
I'll have to figure out something else to bring with my when I am away from home for longer periods of time and but need to stay warm.
Ok, on to the success of the day. I went out and bought some young coconuts and nutiva hemp seeds. Made a very simple salad with:
heart of romaine,
some hemp seeds,
pumpkin seed oil,
and young coconut flesh.
something inside me was telling me I should hold of on the lemon/lime on this one. Well, let me tell you wow, reallllly satisfying. When I finished eating I knew that this was just what I had needed.
In case you didn't know
I really had a bit of a moment the first time I did this.